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Chihuahua / Pug Mix

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Is the Chihuahua / Pug Mix right for you?

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Other name(s): Chug

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation Chug is a cross between a pure Chihuahua and a pure Pug, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds. With this mix, you may be able to avoid some of the health problems experienced by very short-faced pure-bred Pugs, while still getting that big-eyed alertness in an apartment-sized dog. Chihuahuas can be long-lived, and many Pughuahua owners report that their dogs also enjoy a long lifespan.

Appearance / health:
Since it isn't a purebreed, there can be some variation in the appearance of the Chug. But in general you can expect a small, big-eyed pet loaded with "cute" that can live a long life with a moderate amount of exercise.

Behavior / temperament:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog. However, as a general rule, with the Chug, you can expect an intelligent small dog that enjoys being taken places with you.

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